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TELUS first to offer Canadians LG Chocolate Flip

  • Updated
  • 22/03/2007

TELUS first to offer Canadians LG Chocolate Flip Ultra-sleek clamshell phone the newest addition to TELUS’ line-up of mobile entertainment devices Vancouver, BC, March 22, 2007 --- TELUS and LG Electronics today announced the newest addition to the LG Chocolate phone series ? LG Chocolate Flip, also known as the LG 8600. The LG Chocolate Flip continues the development of the LG Chocolate brand which includes the original Chocolate and recently introduced LG White Chocolate. The LG Chocolate Flip comes fully loaded with a robust line-up of features including TELUS Mobile TV™, TELUS Mobile Music™, TELUS Mobile Radio™, TELUS Navigator™, My Email and downloadable video clips and games, Bluetooth® capabilities for certain profiles, a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder, and included 1 GB microSD memory card ?all packaged within a stylish and sleek, lightweight design. “TELUS strives to deliver the newest, most innovative products and services and we are excited to be the first carrier to bring Canadians the hot new LG Chocolate Flip,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services. “The LG Chocolate Flip’s stylish design and full line-up of mobile entertainment services are sure to meet the needs of both fashion and technology lovers alike.” The LG Chocolate Flip from TELUS is beautifully styled with glossy piano black finish and glowing red, touch-sensitive, external music keys for easy access to TELUS Mobile Music files. The LG Chocolate Flip also offers advanced music playback capability, allowing customers the ability to browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone. With hundreds of thousands of songs from the TELUS Mobile Music store, clients can download the songs they want, right from the palm of their hands. To enable clients to fully enjoy their music, TELUS has included a 1GB memory card for storing up to 1000 songs, and a stereo headset. Clients may also load their existing collection of legally imported or downloaded music to their phones through the memory card. The LG Chocolate Flip keeps clients further entertained with TELUS Mobile TV for access to 25 real-time TV channels, and TELUS Mobile Radio, which provides access to 20 stations of streaming radio programming powered by XM Canada featuring 100 per cent commercial-free music and the best in comedy, talk and entertainment. Using TELUS Navigator, clients in TELUS' 1X Digital PCS coverage area in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario's Golden Horseshoe region, can access real-time audio and visual turn-by-turn directions for destinations from over 1.5 million points of interest and get results according to their preferred mode of travel and route.

“Canadian consumers are already eating up the LG Chocolate Phone and they can indulge even more now with the introduction of the LG Chocolate Flip,” says Frank Lee, manager, Public Affairs, LG Electronics Canada. “Sleek and sexy are always in vogue and the slim LG Chocolate Flip is another great fit for anyone who wants great technology that looks fabulous.” The LG Chocolate Flip is now available at TELUS retail locations nationally, and on-line at for as low as $129.99 on a three-year contract or $329.99 without a contract. About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations, and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit About LG Electronics, Inc LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products, with more than 72,000 employees working in 77 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $35 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises four main business companies: Digital Display, Digital Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. For more information please visit For more informations, please contacts Julie Smithers TELUS Media Relations (416) 684-6817 Anne-Julie Gratton High Road Communications 416-644-2286